Neil King Jr.

Upcoming Events

Dec 6
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Chesapeake Forum lecture; Easton MD

An illustrated account of a month-long walk from Washington DC to New York City in the spring of 2021 that became the book, American Ramble. 

Past Events

Oct 1

Haystack Book Festival appearance, Norfolk, CT

The great narrative nonfiction writer Rinker Buck and I talk about America from the vantage point of the slow and attentive traveler. [ADVANCE REGISTRATION NEEDED]

Aug 26

BookHampton book event – South Hampton, NY

American Ramble takes to the Hamptons in early summer for a book talk and conversation.

Jul 11

Talking Princeton: Bringing the Ramble to the ivory tower in an evening discussion of my walk through New Jersey, including the paddle across the Delaware at Washington’s Crossing.

Event co-sponsored by the Princeton Public Library and the Princeton Historical Society. 

Jun 22

Book Talk: Cranbury Public Library, Cranbury, NJ

A discussion of one of my favorite stops along the ramble, from whence I paddled up Cranbury Brook beneath the Jersey Turnpike in a borrowed kayak. 

May 22

Park City Book Event – Summit County Public Library

Bringing the Ramble and related stories and conversation to the beauty of Park City, with a lively event at the Summit County Library. [Event is free but seating is limited, so register.]

May 20

San Francisco book talk – Book Passage, The Ferry Building

A discussion on the joys of walking and seeing a slice of America – or anywhere – at three miles an hour. 

May 13

Santa Fe, N.M. – The Collected Works Bookshop

Bringing American Ramble to the heart of Santa Fe, a place close to my heart in one of my favorite states. Well worth the lovely drive south from Boulder. 

May 11

The Tattered Cover, McGregor Square, Denver, Colorado

A wide-ranging, mile-high talk on the art of the ramble and the inspiration behind American Ramble. 

May 10

Boulder Book Store Author event, Boulder, Co

My ramblings bring me back to the beginning and a book talk on the main street in my own hometown. Very much looking forward to this one. Will see many familiar faces in the room. 

May 4

Talk of the Hill with Bill Press: Featuring Neil King, Former Wall Street Journal Political Reporter & Editor, Author of American Ramble

Veteran journalist Bill Press sits down for an in-depth conversation with Neil King, former Wall Street Journal reporter and editor and author of American Ramble: A Walk of Memory and Renewal on the two-year anniversary of when King first walked out the door of his house – four blocks from Hill Center – and began his remarkable journey.

This event will be in-person at Hill Center and streamed live on our Facebook page. Will also air at a later date on C‑SPAN.

American Ramble Book Club

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I am open to engaging with any larger book clubs via Zoom, or in person if feasible. (By larger I mean a dozen people or more.) Feel free to drop me a line.

In the meantime, here are some prompts to help stimulate conversation.

American Ramble by Neil King Jr.